Recently, the first epidemiological survey of osteoporosis released by the National Health and Wellness Committee showed that osteoporosis has become an important health problem in the middle-aged and elderly population in China. The prevalence of osteoporosis in people over 50 years old is 19.2%. The problem of osteoporosis in middle-aged and elderly women is particularly serious, with a prevalence rate of 32.1%, and the prevalence rate of women over 65 years old is 51.6%.
Xiao Wende, deputy director of the Department of Joint Surgery of the First People's Hospital of Guangzhou, pointed out that it is not enough to treat osteoporosis by simple calcium supplementation, but should be comprehensively treated.
Calcium supplementation alone is not enough
Many people know that calcium prevention is needed to prevent osteoporosis, but it often falls into two misunderstandings: one is that calcium can be added as long as calcium tablets are taken; the other is that the treatment of osteoporosis is simply equivalent to eating calcium tablets. According to Xiao Wende, osteoporosis can be caused by many factors, and calcium deposition is only one of them. Just like building a house, you need bricks, sand, cement, steel and many other materials, and you need to use them in combination. The same is true for the treatment of osteoporosis: calcium, vitamin D, collagen, hormones that promote osteogenesis or osteolysis can form normal bone. Simply increase the supply of one of the links, and to a certain extent, it is the invalid supply.
Therefore, the treatment of osteoporosis, simply relying on calcium alone is not enough, but should be comprehensive treatment, including increased bone mass, bone strength and prevention of fractures. If osteoporosis is diagnosed, the patient should go to a regular hospital for orthopedic treatment.
Exercise and sun exposure are important means of prevention
It is worth emphasizing that osteoporosis is preventable and treatable, and early prevention can prevent osteoporosis and its fracture. Even if a fracture has occurred, the risk of re-fracture can be effectively reduced by appropriate and reasonable treatment.
"To achieve scientific prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, exercise is more important than simple calcium supplementation." Xiao Wende stressed. Regular exercise can increase the stress on the bones, increase the strength of the muscles, help the bones grow, and obtain higher bone peaks and better bone quality. "The amount of exercise should be in line with the actual situation of the individual." For those who sit in the office all day, even if they can walk more than one road every day and climb one more floor, it is also beneficial to the health of bones.
In addition to the right amount of exercise, the public should pay attention to the sun. Sun exposure to ultraviolet light in the sun can produce vitamin D in human skin, and vitamin D is an essential substance in bone metabolism, which can promote the absorption of calcium in the intestine, so that the intake of calcium can be absorbed more effectively. Conducive to the deposition of bone calcium. Doctors advise the public to have an average of 30 minutes of light per day to ensure that the right amount of vitamin D is produced. About the drugs, minodronic Acid is also one of the main drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis. Our Ethyl trans-4-oxo-2-butenoate is one of the main raw materials for Minophosphoric acid.